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To foster positive leadership and inclusive workplaces.

MEET OUR

Leadership and DEI Coaches

Tyra Moore

Dr. Kathleen Costello

ShaCarolyn Stephens

Marcella Mapp

Chelsey Parkinson

Carol Fullard

Darius Frasure

Terri Hoffler

Raj Subrameyer

Michellea Millis Rucker

Cheryl Lala-Chavez

Vicki Landers

Christin Smith

Bradley Dolbec

Estefania De Avila Barsante

Cheryl A. McKinney

Amie Garcia

Sona Sood

Kamilah Exum

Toni Ann Bator

Jade Alvey

Tyra Moore

Therapist (She/her)

Tyra Moore, LICSW, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker who has over 18 years of experience working in a variety of treatment settings with highly traumatized youth and adults. She received her B.A. in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill, her MSW from the University of Georgia, and is currently a doctoral candidate (DSW) at the University of Pennsylvania. Tyra specializes in working with clients who are currently experiencing traumatic situations, as well as those who may be navigating through the residual impacts of past traumas, often referred to as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Tyra understands that racial trauma can have significant impacts on individuals and the workplace and believes that acknowledgement and validation are the first steps to healing for all involved.

On a personal note, Tyra’s top VIA strengths include Prudence and Kindness. She resides in Washington, DC. When she is not working, Tyra is always looking for the next outdoor adventure and ways that she can push her own limits. Outside of activities like skydiving, Tyra loves discovering new wineries with good friends.

Certification:
Advanced Trauma Work with Adults
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Dr. Kathleen Costello

Director of Strengths-Based Leadership/Coach/PDL Facilitator (She/her)

Dr. Kathleen Costello, MS, DC is committed to helping clients awaken to more meaning, awareness, and joy in their lives and work. Through mindfulness, positive psychology, and cognitive-behavioral coaching she helps people navigate times of uncertainty and growth to see how their strengths, resilience, and values determine their ideal next steps.

Driven by a deep desire to help people flourish and cultivate what is best within them, she received a Master of Science degree in Positive Psychology with a concentration in coaching and a Doctorate in Chiropractic. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing from University of Delaware where she also became a National Coalition Building Institute facilitator supporting diversity and inclusion at the university level. She has extensive experience working in marketing and management for a fortune 500 company and in leadership roles for multiple non-profit organizations.

Dr. Kathleen is passionate about helping executives and entrepreneurs find more work/life balance to ensure they can meet their goals personally and professionally.

She provides a safe space for powerful and authentic exploration and accountability to help clients navigate their journey of life with more excitement, ease, and empowerment.

On a personal note, Dr. Kathleen’s top VIA strength is fairness. She resides in Prattville, AL with her partner, Dean and their baby Siena. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, yoga, and staying active outdoors. 

Certifications:
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Positive Psychology Coaching
Health Coaching

Specialties:
Mindfulness
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
Somatic Awareness Coaching

ShaCarolyn Stephens

Coach/PDL Facilitator (She/her)

ShaCarolyn graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology. Stephens’ educational credentials include a Master’s degree in Positive Psychology with a concentration in Life Coaching. ShaCarolyn has also earned a Master’s degree in Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. ShaCarolyn’s coaching focus is at the intersection of biology, psychology, and theology with a lean toward diversity and faith.  

ShaCarolyn lives in Dallas, Georgia, with her husband, Roland. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and loves spending time with family and friends. ShaCarolyn’s top strength is honesty which fuels her love for authenticity in coaching. 

Certifications:
Acceptance and Commitment Training

Specialties:
Religion and Race
Justice, Peace, and Conflict Transformation
Positive Psychology

Marcella Mapp

Coach (She/her)

Coach Marcella Mapp is a professionally trained coach who empowers clients through energized encounters. She received her B.S. from Alabama State University in Psychology and English Writing in 2011. Marcella received her M.S. in Positive Psychology Coaching from Life University in 2020. Marcella Has over nine years of coaching experience helping clients evolve and transform to improve their way of life by building awareness and implementing intentional actions. Marcella has spent most of her professional career in supervisory roles as a VP of Portfolio Management of a specialty insurance firm and Regional Director of a coaching company. She understands the importance of leadership, purpose, and success, which makes her session with leaders truly impactful. 

On a personal note, Marcella’s top VIA strength is Love. She resides in Miami, Florida, with her beautiful daughter Lila. Her hobbies include dancing, traveling, and exploring social scenes and restaurants. She believes everyone has a purpose, and to fulfill it, you must first make a choice to live well.

Certifications:
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
The Science of Happiness – University of California Berkeley
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Coach

Specialties:
Life/Professional Transitions
Grief
Leadership 

Chelsey Parkinson

Director of Coaching/Coach/PDL Facilitator (She/her)

Chelsey Parkinson is a certified Leadership and Performance coach who started her coaching career as a coach inside the Department of Defense. She is a lover of higher education with a few degrees under her belt; her most recent pursuit is a Ph.D from the University of Central Florida in Security Studies focusing on Organizational Behavior and Human Psychology. Along with over 2000 hours of professionally coaching more than 750 leaders, Chelsey has professional experience as a high school teacher, intelligence analyst, head of HR and Chief of Staff. 

Chelsey’s top strength is love of learning and she loves to apply that to her coaching sessions to really get underneath the issue, to learn what is really important, and to encourage her clients and leaders to learn to do the same. Chelsey lives in Tampa FL with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, 2 huskies and a golden retriever puppy. Chelsey loves spending time with her daughter at Disney World, training for fitness competitions, drinking coffee and reading a good book.

Certifications:
Leadership and Performance Coach (LPC)
Team Coach
Agile Coach

Specialties:
Communication
People Management
Performance

Carol Campbell-Fullard

Coach

Carol Campbell-Fullard has served as an educator for over 20 years. Her experience has spanned from teaching in the classroom to being a middle school principal. During her career she has been able to partner with organizations, and districts that seek to close “the achievement gap” both academically and culturally for children. She grew up in New York City and graduated from Ithaca College with a B.A. in Speech Communications. In later years, she would go on to receive her M.S. Ed in Education from City University of New York Lehman College and an Executive Master’s in Leadership from Georgetown University. Carol is an ICF Coach and Certified Educator considers herself a lifelong learner. As a personal and professional coach, Carol is committed to helping individuals leverage their vision to move forward and increase productivity through effective and sustainable ways.

On a personal note, Carol’s top VIA strength is perspective. She resides in Maryland with her husband and children and is an avid reader who loves to write and is an Amazon Best-Selling author. Her latest book, Disrupt or Die: An Educator’s Journey explores trauma and its disruption in the lives of children and adults.

Certifications:
ICF Coaching Certification
Emotional Intelligence Certification (EQi and EQ-360)
Administrator I and II Education Certification

Specialties:
Leadership Development
DEI
Social Emotional Wellness/Mental Health

Professor Darius Frasure

Coach (He/him)

Professor Darius Frasure received a B.S. in Secondary Education from Paul Quinn College in 2005, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from National University in 2010, an M.A. in Apologetics from Luther Rice College & Seminary in 2013, and he is now finishing his Ed.D. in Leadership for Change at Fielding Graduate University. His two decades of teaching, mentoring, consulting, and leadership experience is in elementary, secondary, and higher education, as well as with varied non-profit and creative arts organizations.

On a personal note, Darius’ top VIA Strength is Kindness. He lives in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area with his wife and four daughters. In addition to hanging out with his wife and girls, his hobbies include writing and reciting poetry, reading books, watching movies, studying chess, and listening to music.

Certifications:
International Coaching Federation: Associate Certified Coach Certificate (A.C.C.)
Fielding Graduate University: Comprehensive Evidence-Based Coaching Certificate (E.B.C.)
Dallas College: Management Supervisor 

Specialties:
Leadership Development
Team Building
Social-Emotional Learning (S.E.L.)

Terri Hoffler

Coach/PDL Facilitator (She/her)

Terri is a talented personal and professional coach and leadership development facilitator. For more than 20 years, she has worked in the field of human development, helping others grow personal and professional skills that help broaden perspectives, shift thinking, infuse compassion, and demonstrate vulnerability. She has a passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement and leads efforts to broaden understanding, tolerance, and acceptance.

Terri Hoffler holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration-Marketing from James Madison University and a Masters of Education-General Studies from Regent University.

On a personal note, Terri’s top VIA strength is honesty. She lives in coastal Virginia, where she enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing at the beach with a good book, and connecting with friends.

Certifications:
Personal Life Coach- Transformation Academy
Executive Coaching- Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute – December 2022 completion

Specialties:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Leadership Development
Emotional Intelligence

Raj Subrameyer

Coach (He/him)

Raj Subrameyer is a Certified Career and Leadership Coach, International Speaker, Author, and IT Consultant. He has spent decades leading teams in huge organizations in addition to start-up companies. He also coached over 100 clients for more than 2000 hours. He uses his experiences and strategies backed by neuroscience to help mid to senior-level and C-Suite Executives to overcome their struggles, face obstacles, navigate their career path, and deal with their insecurities to become influential leaders. His specialty is in guiding professionals to maximize their opportunities and discover their zone of genius.

He has given multiple TEDx talks and is a sought-after speaker at various conferences and has been featured in numerous TV news segments, podcasts, and publications, including CBS, BBC, FOX, NPR, NBC, Entrepreneur, CEOWorld Magazine, CIO and Authority Magazine, Career Addict, Thrive Global, Addicted2Success and The Good Men Project. He also wrote a best-selling book called “Skyrocket Your Career” which hit #5 on the Amazon bestseller list and won the Readers’ Favorite Silver medal for best nonfiction book in 2021.

His areas of expertise include career advancement, leadership, motivation, productivity, mental health, diversity & inclusion, and entrepreneurship.

On a personal note, Raj’s top VIA Strength is leadership. He resides in Chicago, IL. In his spare time, he loves traveling and enjoying craft beer.

Certifications:
Certified Career Management Coach
Certified Executive & Leadership Development Coach
eSpeakers Certified Virtual Presenter

Specialties:
Tech Career Coaching
Executive Leadership Coaching
Organizational Leadership

Michellea Millis Rucker

Coach (She/her)

Michellea “Redbird” Millis Rucker received a B.A. in Organizational Management from Warner Southern University in 1999, an M.S. in Managerial Leadership from National-Louis University in 2001, and is currently a B.D., Ed.D in Leadership with an anticipated graduation date of 2024. Michellea has over 30 years of experience as a Non-Profit and Educational Leader, including over ten years as a Leadership and Equity Coach. She also has over 12 years as an entrepreneur being a Founder/ CEO in an LLC and a 501(c)3.

On a personal note, Michellea’s top VIA strength is Kindness. She resides in New Berlin, TX, with her newlywed husband and her Australian-cattle mix dog, Trinket. Her hobbies include international traveling, foreign and documentary films, and being in the Metaverse.

Certifications
Master Certified Professional Coach (MCPC)
Certified Facilitator
Associate Certified Coach (ACC)

Specialties
Transformational Leadership
Diversity Equity Inclusion Belonging & Acceptance (DEIBA)
Work Culture, Organizational Effectiveness & Systems

Cheryl Lala-Chavez

Coach (She/her)

Cheryl Lala-Chavez is an Associate Credentialed Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation specializing in career and professional development. As a retired professional golfer and Class A LPGA instructor, Cheryl embodies a coaching mindset utilizing body movement, wellness, and mental skills training. Cheryl is a certified practitioner of Myers-Briggs instruments, including the Strong Interest Inventory, to merge purpose and passion into career outcomes. Cheryl earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley and her Master of Science degree from Columbia University in the city of New York. She has worked across industries from nonprofit, corporate, and start-up businesses.

On a personal note, Cheryl’s top VIA Strength is honesty. She resides in San Francisco, CA., with her spouse, kids, and furbabies. Her hobbies include golfing (of course), sports in general,

followed by photography and self-development learning.

Certifications:
International Coaching Federation – ACC
Myers-Briggs Practitioner
Mental Skills Training (self-talk, imagery, and SMARTIE goal-setting)

Specialties:
Career Coaching
Professional Development
LGBTQIA+ Inclusion

Vicki Landers

Coach (She/her)

Vicki Landers received a Bachelor of Health Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Missouri in 1993 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007 from Boston University. Vicki received her coach training from the Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) in 2020. Vicki has more than 20 years of leadership experience in not-for-profit healthcare organizations.

On a personal note, Vicki’s top VIA strength is a love of learning. She lives in North Kansas City, MO, in 860 sqr feet. Her hobbies are learning new skills like cooking for one, spending time with friends, and traveling the world to experience different cultures. 

Certifications:
Accredited Associate Coach (ACC) – ICF
COR.E Energy Leadership
Disc Assessment

Specialties:
Leadership
Transitions

Christin Smith

Coach

Christin is driven by connecting people, purpose, and business. She believes that achieving wellness and balance begins with intention and works with her clients with a strengths philosophy to reach success. Throughout her career, she has been a business partner and people leader in Human Resources (Senior Certified Professional with SHRM) and a training facilitator, and she has over fifteen years of coaching and consulting experience in industries such as aviation, automotive, real estate, non-profits, and many others. Christin received her B.S. in Psychology and Human Services from Clayton State University and her Certified Professional Coaching certification from the Academy of Creative Coaching.

As an executive and leadership coach, a business partner, and a training implementor, Christin enjoys evoking progressive and creative thoughts with her clients on their needs and is open to facilitating and instructing her clients. Her unique approach of transparency and professional empathy allows her to connect with clients quickly, assess their needs and begin exploring their path to the desired outcome.

On a personal note, Christin’s top VIA Strength is Honesty. She resides in Hampton, GA, with her husband of 18 years, Clarence, and two teenage sons, Caleb and Carter. Her hobbies include baking, attending sporting events, and philanthropy.

Certifications:
SHRM – SCP
Certified Professional Coach

Specialties:
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Leadership Development
Women’s Empowerment – Transformations

Bradley Dolbec

Coach (He/him)

Brad Dolbec received a B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary, an MBA from the University of Richmond, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Brad has over thirty years of business experience in various industries, with the last 20 years in a Top 100 Bank as an executive in finance, technology, and business analysis roles. 

On a personal note, Brad’s top VIA Strengths include honesty, leadership, and humor. He resides in Henrico, VA, with his wife and two children. His hobbies include reading, gardening, and being an autism support advocate.

Certifications:
Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
Scaled Agile Consultant

Specialties:
Leadership Coaching
Career Coaching

Estefania De Avila Barsante

Coach (She/her)

Estefania has multicultural HR experience in both start-ups and corporate, a background in Psychology and an MBA, plus more than 1700 hours of coaching across different countries and cultures.

She’s a master of career changes – both internal and external. She has transitioned from traditional companies to innovative startups. She led a team of 10 people as Head of People in a fast-paced environment. Lastly, she moved to another country after a successful career and had to start all over again – in a new culture.

All of those challenges taught Estefania to be resourceful, have a deep understanding of other experiences, and be resilient – while staying true to herself. 

Her passion is to empower people from all walks of life to do their best work and be proud of their lives and careers! Consider her as your partner-in-change, another set of fresh eyes and a person in your corner to help get you exactly where you want to be – even if you still don’t know what that looks like.

On a more personal note, Estefania’s top VIA strength is Perspective. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA with her 2 cats and her husband. When she’s not working, you can find her on the nearest hiking trail, exploring a local cafe, or writing fiction.

Certifications:
International Coaching Federation – PCC
Executive Coaching
Cognitive Behavior Coaching

Specialties:
Career Development
Multicultural Environments

Cheryl A. McKinney

Coach

Cheryl A. McKinney received a B.S. in Speech Communications & Theatre from Tennessee State University, an M.A. in Communications & Media Studies from New York University’s, Steinhardt School of Education and holds additional certifications in Digital Media (American University), Education & Educational Leadership (National University). Cheryl has many years as an educator and an educational leader and as a certified professional coach her coaching specialties are life, transformational, and faith.

Cheryl’s top VIA Strength is Appreciation of Beauty & Excellence. She resides in Maryland, with her fur baby, a miniature schnauzer affectionately known as “Boogie” When she isn’t coaching, she enjoys DIY, reading, photography, movies, and visiting the many vineyards in Maryland & Virginia.

Amie Garcia

Coach (She/her)

Leveraging two decades of building a multi-million-dollar business, Amie supports entrepreneurs, executives, and organizations to elevate results through building clarity, igniting their potential, and prioritizing well-being. Known in her peer circles and with clients as a clarity builder, Amie takes the bird’s eye view to help clients see trends and themes emerge.
Amie started her career as a teacher & school administrator and has a Master’s Degree in Education. She built a small business from the ground up and received training from Stanford Graduate School of Business in Strategic Leadership, Organizational Design & Innovation. After successfully exiting her business, she became a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC).

Amie believes in the huge potential inside each of us and doesn’t let her clients and their organizations settle for less. Clients say that she’s able to challenge them enough to create transformation without making them feel uncomfortable or shut down. She does this through building trust and providing a safe space. Clients may find themselves exploring topics they might have been uncomfortable discussing with others, and by doing this, they’re able to find deeper learning and rapid growth.

On a personal note, Amie resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Her top VIA Strength is Love. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family and best girlfriends traveling the world (anything involving a beach), and eating good food.

Certifications:
Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC)
International Coaches Federation (ACC)
Certified Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 200)

Specialties:
Leadership Development
Clarity Building
Communication Skills

Sona Sood

Coach (She/her)

Sona is a certified coach who graduated from the Coaches Training Institute. She has also earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Positive Psychology and has been certified in Rational Emotive Behavioral Coaching and Executive Function Coaching. Over the six years she has coached, she has had the privilege of living between different cities in the United States and the United Kingdom. She is honored to have worked with a diverse group of neurotypical and neurodivergent clients from around the world who come from various industries, from entertainment to finance to healthcare.

As a firm believer that clients’ answers lie within, Sona helps clients learn their fundamental values. These values are used as guide posts to help clients achieve their goals, make informed decisions, and develop their inner leaders. Through a combination of neuroscience, somatic coaching, cognitive behavioral coaching, and positive psychology, clients grow more confident and connected to their inner wisdom, learn to monitor their thoughts, and develop stronger emotional regulation.

On a personal note, Sona’s top VIA Strength is love. She’s lucky to reside between two amazing cities: Atlanta, GA, and Newark, NJ. Her hobbies include cooking with her amazing husband, visiting record stores and art galleries, reading, writing, and losing herself in nature.

Certifications:
EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council)
Rational Emotive Behavioral Coaching
CTI Certified Coach

Specialties:
Executive Function Coaching
Cognitive Behavioral Coaching
Somatic Coaching

Kamilah Exum

Coach (She/her)

Kamilah’s mission is to disrupt the systems which keep people separate from themselves and others. Her favorite system to disrupt is the workplace, and her tool of choice is social intelligence. If you want to build authenticity, connection, and happiness in yourself and across your teams with more than a little dash of humor, Kamilah’s got you covered.

After nearly 20 years as a managing attorney turned federal regulator, Kamilah walked the corporate plank to become a Certified Life Coach, Certified Spiritual Coach, and a Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist. Today she develops leaders by guiding them not only through the essentials of masterful leadership, such as cultivating inclusion across diverse teams, but also, through their internal blocks to integrating those essentials via social intelligence. This practice relies heavily on Positive Intelligence (neuroscience), Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Psychology and philosophical Daoism. If you’ve ever been too fearful to intervene in conflict or too set in your ways to fully value an alternative viewpoint (I’m looking at you, fellow Gen Xers!), Kamilah’s use of social intelligence, combined with her encouraging, nonjudgmental, and humor infused style is sure to help you succeed.

On a personal note, Kamilah’s top VIA strength is humor. She lives in Chicago and loves to take advantage of all the city has to offer. She’s also a fan of connecting with nature, rollerblading, and horror movies.

Certifications:
Certified Life Coach
Certified Spiritual Coach
Certified Corporate Wellness Specialist

Specialties:
Mindset Mastery
Behavior Modification

Toni Ann Bator

Coach (She/her)

Toni Bator received a B.S. in Psychology from American International College and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University. Toni has spent over three decades working in leadership and counseling positions in the nonprofit sector. Toni coaches neurodivergent leaders and professionals to manage stress, improve executive functioning skills, regulate emotions, and develop and improve interpersonal skills such as social interaction and impactful communication. She has coached leaders in various industries, including IT, healthcare, finance, and throughout the globe. She has worked with and coached some of the most brilliant and creative minds in these sectors.

On a personal note, Toni’s top VIA Strength is love of learning. She resides in Hatfield, MA, with her spouse, son, and their Cavachon, Mavis. Her hobbies include CrossFit and competitive tennis.

Certifications:
Positive Psychology and Well-Being Coaching Certification program from the College of Executive Coaching
ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
Certified Asper Coach by the Asperger/Autism Professional Coaching Association

Specialties:
Neurodiversity
Executive Functioning Skills
Recovery

Jade Alvey

Coach (She/her)

Jade is a double-degree graduate in Environmental Science & Policy and Geography from the University of Maryland, College Park, received a Master’s in Natural Resources from Virginia Tech and is pursuing their MBA. Jade has over fifteen years of professional experience in the federal and private environmental and energy sector, which informs their understanding of policy, community care, and belonging. Jade also brings experience working within corporate employee resource groups and DEI councils.

On a personal note, Jade’s top VIA Strength is humor. She recently moved to the Pacific Northwest from the DC area with her cats and partner. Jade is also a lifetime learner, dancer, and climate advocate.

Certifications:
ACE Certified Health Coach
Behavior Change Specialist
Body Trust®

Specialties:
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Body Image
Positive Intelligence

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